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Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth
Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth
January 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm | News Release

Astronomers may have solved a cosmic chicken-and-egg problem — the question of which formed first in the early Universe — galaxies or the supermassive black holes seen at their cores.

Milky Way a Swifter Spinner, More Massive
Milky Way a Swifter Spinner, More Massive
January 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | News Release

Fasten your seat belts — we’re faster, heavier, and more likely to collide than we thought. Astronomers making high-precision measurements of the Milky Way say our home Galaxy is rotating about 100,000 miles per hour faster than previously understood.

ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
December 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Announcement

High in the Atacama region of northern Chile one of the world’s most advanced telescopes has just passed a…

Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
December 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the most distant water yet seen in the Universe, in a galaxy more than 11 billion light-years from Earth.

Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
December 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced a formal agreement enabling Taiwanese astronomers to participate in the North American component of the international ALMA partnership, alongside American and Canadian astronomers. Taiwan’s efforts will be led by the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Cosmic Lens Reveals Distant Galactic Violence
Cosmic Lens Reveals Distant Galactic Violence
October 20, 2008 at 4:14 pm | News Release

By cleverly unraveling the workings of a natural cosmic lens, astronomers have gained a rare glimpse of the violent assembly of a young galaxy in the early Universe.

Center for Chemistry of the Universe
Center for Chemistry of the Universe
October 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Announcement

A new research center combining the tools of chemistry and astronomy will use the unique laboratory of interstellar space to free the study of basic chemistry from the restrictive bonds of Earth.

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